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Giving a boost to Backmuir’s red squirrels

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 09 March 2015

With only 120,000 red squirrels left in Scotland, find out what's happening at Backmuir to help these woodland wonders thrive.

Tree in Estonia

European Tree of the Year results revealed

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 05 March 2015

Find out where our entrants placed in the contest to find Europe's 'Tree of the Year'.

Photograph of fly tipping

Fly tippers strike again!

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 26 February 2015

New species known as the 'greater and lesser rubber tyre' have been breeding at Londonthorpe Wood, Lincolnshire. Find out what's brought them to the area.

Blue ground beetle

Beetle mania in Neath

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 23 February 2015

A creature once thought extinct in Britain has been living in deep cover in Coed Maesmelin near Skewen.

Burning laurel leaf litter at Cefn Ila

Woodland working group success at Cefn Ila

by Sarah Shaw, Volunteering Development Coordinator on 19 February 2015

During the last week in January Cefn Ila welcomed over 30 new volunteers! Find out what they’ve been up to.

Female blackcap

Wandering warblers - listen for blackcaps and chiffchaffs

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 19 February 2015

Spring is a great time to listen out for warblers. They can be difficult to spot, but their complex and melodic songs might just give away their location.

Ancient beech tree

Celebrating the life of Oliver Rackham

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 18 February 2015

The investigative genius of Oliver Rackham, his insights and knowledge of the British Countryside shaped the way a generation viewed and thought about the landscape.

Landscape full of trees

The Future of Landscape Scale Conservation in Europe

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 18 February 2015

There are some sharp reminders of the importance of the natural world as fundamental in underpinning our wellbeing.

Beccy Speight with school kids

'Schools into Woods' scheme is as easy as one, two, tree

by Karen Letten, Schools & Families Engagement Manager on 13 February 2015

As the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity, our renowned schools and learning programme has been a respected and valued asset for teachers, community leaders and parents since 2002.

Photograph of Bishop's Knoll wood near Bristol.

Our wood and Wolf Hall

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 12 February 2015

Two of our volunteers have uncovered a fascinating link between Sir Ralph Sadler, recently made famous in the BBC’s historical drama Wolf Hall, and one of our very own woods near Bristol.